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Grey Area

Grey Area
Director: Monona Wali
16mm, b/w
Countries of origin: 
United States

The title of Monona Wali’s UCLA thesis film, Grey Area, refers to the spaces of compromise that seemingly have to be made to survive in white society. The film revolves around an African-American woman reporter for a local television station who must seemingly compromise her political principles to keep her job, just as a former Black Panther Party member gets out of prison, only to realize that the old comrades in the struggle have moved on with their lives. It is also a plea for community development in Watts and other black L.A. neighborhoods, a concern that connects many of the L.A. Rebellion projects.

—Jan Christopher Horak

Available for research at UCLA

Film Credits

Individual Role(s)
Monona Wali Director
Thomas Gandolfo Musca Writer
Amy C. Halpern Cinematographer
Haskell V. Anderson III Cast
Eve Holloway Cast
Lance Nichols Cast
Sy Richardson Cast